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Defendant Sentenced For Wire Fraud Involving Loss Of Nearly $2,000,000

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that William Frazier, 43, of Midland, Georgia was sentenced on Thursday, December 19, 2013, to serve fifty one (51) months imprisonment for wire fraud.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Clay D. Land, United States District Court Judge in Columbus, Georgia
Mr. Frazier entered a plea of guilty on August 16, 2013.  In his plea agreement, the defendant admitted that on August 31, 2010, he made an unauthorized Omega Visa credit card purchase in the amount of $47,250 for a statue of a golfer.  On January 27, 2010, he sent an unauthorized wire transfer in the amount of $75,312.87 from the state of Georgia to the states of Delaware and then to Maryland which he used to pay personal bills.  The credit cards used in those transactions had been issued to Mr. Frazier by his employer for business use only but  instead he used same to make personal purchases and to obtain funds for his personal use.  The total amount of the fraud was $1,900,000.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mel Hyde.

For additional information please contact Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office at (478) 621-2603.

Updated February 19, 2015